Our Projects

This page lists all of our current projects involved in the North Atlantic. You may search all projects by keyword related to individual projects our by their affiliated country. 

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Visiting Professor, Aarhus University International Summer School

School of Business

About

This project aims to expand North Atlantic experiences to students and to create connections for students to learn, collaborate, and hopefully visit various countries and institutions in the North Atlantic region.

Project Lead

Hirotoshi Takeda

Department

School of Business

Suds to Shrimp

Environmental Science and Policy

About

Developing a feed to support an aquaponics based prawn polyculture in Maine.

Project Lead

Theodore Willis

Department

Environmental Science and Policy

Maine Regulatory and Training Ethics Center (MeRTEC)

Office of Research Integrity and Outreach

About

Meeting industry needs by creating an interdisciplinary educational program to provide guidance in regulatory training and ethics.

Project Lead

Ross Hickey

Department

Office of Research Integrity and Outreach

Experiential New England Ocean Cluster and Student Collaboration

School of Business

About

USM students working with area seafood businesses associated with the New England Ocean Cluster with connections in Iceland.

Project Lead

Robert Heiser

Department

School of Business

Regulatory Compliance and Ethics Student Exchange Program

Department of Psychology

About

Creating collaborative learning opportunities between USM and Reykjavik University students to successfully navigate ethics and regulatory compliance.

Project Lead

Robert Bruce Thompson

Department

Department of Psychology

Innovation and Creativity Summer Session

School of Business

About

Offering USM students an intensive summer program to equip them with the strategies to cultivate creativity and understand entrepreneurial risk by solving real world business challenges in Maine and Iceland.

Project Lead

Richard Bilodeau

Department

School of Business

Honors Study Abroad Program

Honors Program

About

Offering USM students scholarship-funded travel courses and international internships in Iceland.

Project Lead

Rebecca Nisetich

Department

Honors Program

USM Visiting Artist Program

Iceland University of the Arts

About

Nordal is a leading Icelandic Artist who has created significant public art projects in and around the city of Reykjavik. Additionally, her work includes sculpture, 3D animation, photography, installations and cross-disciplinary work with architects, composers and theatre productions. Her presence as a Visiting Artist will contribute to Icelandic cultural connections and the USM North Atlantic Initiative.

Project Lead

Ólöf Nordal

Department

Iceland University of the Arts

Tourism in Maine and Iceland

Tourism & Hospitality

About

Educating students in Maine and Iceland to advance tourism sustainably in a changing global context.

Project Lead

Tracy Michaud

Department

Tourism & Hospitality

Research Partnerships for Rural Community Development

Food Studies Program

About

Researching a variety of challenges in rural communities in Norway and Scotland.

Project Lead

Matthew Hoffman

Department

Food Studies Program

North Atlantic Student Teacher Exchange

Department of Art

About

Educating student teachers in Maine and Iceland by providing opportunities to teach abroad.

Project Lead

Kelly Hrenko

Department

Department of Art

GIS and Dune Formation Research

Muskie School of Public Service

About

Using GIS technology to study past weather events to develop a drastic weather-prediction model.

Project Lead

Matthew Bampton

Department

Muskie School of Public Service

Culture, Commerce, and the Digital Humanities

Department of History

About

Preparing USM students for the global marketplace by developing skills in information technology and gaining real-life applications in marketing, business communication, and humanities-centered entrepreneurship.

Project Lead

Libby Bischof

Department

Department of History

Exploring Public Health Collaboration in the North Atlantic

Cutler Institute

About

Supporting public health and healthcare capacity in the areas of workforce training, healthcare research, and course development for students in Maine, Iceland, Norway, and Scotland.

Project Lead

Judy Tupper

Department

Cutler Institute

Culture, Commerce, and the Digital Humanities

Department of Art

About

Preparing USM students for the global marketplace by developing skills in information technology and gaining real-life applications in marketing, business communication, and humanities-centered entrepreneurship.

Project Lead

Jan Piribeck

Department

Department of Art

Culture, Commerce, and the Digital Humanities

Department of English

About

Preparing USM students for the global marketplace by developing skills in information technology and gaining real-life applications in marketing, business communication, and humanities-centered entrepreneurship.

Project Lead

John Muthyala

Department

Department of English

Seaweed Farming in Maine and Iceland

Department of Natural and Applied Sciences

About

Developing educational opportunities to strengthen workforce capabilities for farming seaweed in Maine and Iceland.

Project Lead

Ira Levine

Department

Department of Natural and Applied Sciences

Sustainable Adaptations to Climate and Landscape Change

GIS Department

About

Educating USM students in GIS technology, sustainable environmental and tourism development strategies to better understand maritime climate change.

Project Lead

Firooza Pavri

Department

GIS Department

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